(LOST BLOGGER) WITH ON CAMERA WHAT TO DO.

The last time I was out with my camera it was disastrous,We were having a brill day at the coast near howick taking shots of sandwich terns diving into a cut of pool.with camera on tripod thinking it was safe,when a gust of wind blew over tripod,hitting the deck with a gut retching smack,(sh--).Its not three weeks since I got my 500 lens back from repair.Just been told by Nikon casing is cracked and beyond repair.Am I gland its insured, hopefully it will be replaced with a new one.

This is the last shot I took with my D300.

The only thing I could do now is borrow the D70 I sold to my mate.so thanks for that Sean.With the kids six weeks holidays coming to a end, I promised my grandson Cole that I would take him camping for a night in Scotland.Here is a few photos Cole took on his camping trip.
                                                                the start of his trip
                                             driving through Bonchester bridge.

                                             driving through the historic town of Hawick

After we drove through Hawick we had to find a place to camp,I was going to camp near Alemoor reservoir but the road leading to it was blocked of,we ended up at a very nice spot at Craik forest.


This is the first photo of a bird Cole has taken,what do you think,not dad as he is only ten,he love the camera
but I am having a problem to get him birding,give it a few years and I will have him hooked.

here one of a dragon fly,not a bad shot,not sure what species this one is,any help would be appreciated.

I MUST APOLOGISE FOR NOT BOGGING,BUT WITHOUT MY TRUSTED CAMERA I HAVE BEEN LOST THESE PAST FEW WEEKS,ON THE BIRDING SIDE , THINGS HAS BEEN VERY SLOW FOR ME,WORK GETTING IN THE WAY OF THINGS AGAIN.I DID GET TO SEE THE SPOTTED RED SHANK,AND THE WHISKERED TERN AT SALTHOLME,TWO MORE TICKS FOR ME.I HOPE TO GET OUT AND ABOUT SOON,ALL THE BEST,

4 comments:

Citybirding said...

Hi Shaun, Sorry to hear about your bad luck.
Looks like it could be an Emerald Damselfly
Dick

little sparrow said...

thanks for that dick,I must get my self a book on the dragon fly,I was very surprised how many different species there is,I need to get out more often,

cheers Shaun.

PCF said...

Sorry to hear about your lost kit but keep blogging. The crux is that, whilst there are some fantastic images being produced the point of it all is that if you have an item of interest, then put it up for show. Scanned images from a box brownie included. That's the nature of blogging. My favourite blog in the last two years is one by Northumberland Naturalist illustrating a cream tea yet I drooool over Pewits latest Curlew Sandpiper pic.
Keep the pecker up.

little sparrow said...

YOU ARE RIGHT PCF,BEING DOWN IN THE DUMPS GETS YOU KNOW WERE.FINISHED WORK A BIT EARLY TODAY SO USE MY SPARE TIME DOWN AT THE CAR NOT A LOT TO SEE BUT ITS GOOD TO GET OUT,PECKER GETTING HIGHER,THANKS FOR THAT.

WILD FLOWERS

All wild flowers were taken over the past year,most of them in the Northumberland area.

RED CLOVER

RED CLOVER

WATER AVENS

WATER AVENS

COMMON SPOTTED ORCHID

COMMON SPOTTED ORCHID

NORTHERN MARSH ORCHID

NORTHERN MARSH ORCHID

PYRENEAN LILY

PYRENEAN LILY

MONKEYFLOWER

MONKEYFLOWER

PRIMROSE

PRIMROSE

SPEAR THISTLE

SPEAR THISTLE

WILD TEASEL

WILD TEASEL

SEA CAMPION

SEA CAMPION

MEADOW CRANE'S BILL

MEADOW CRANE'S BILL

COMMON RAGWORT

COMMON RAGWORT

A small collection of photos of our local birds

Most of these birds were photographed in the north east area.

SWALLOW

SWALLOW

MALE SISKIN

MALE SISKIN

FEMALE SISKIN

FEMALE SISKIN

MEADOW PIPIT

MEADOW PIPIT

REDPOLL

REDPOLL

SEDGE WARBLER

SEDGE WARBLER

GREEFINCH

GREEFINCH

TREE SPARROW

TREE SPARROW

YELLOWHAMMER

YELLOWHAMMER

CHIFFCHAFF

CHIFFCHAFF

LONG-TAILED TIT

LONG-TAILED TIT

WHEATEAR

WHEATEAR

Nuthatch

Nuthatch

Dunnock

Dunnock

Blue tit

Blue tit

Wren

Wren

Heron

Heron

the glossy ibis

my fist sighting of the glossy ibis was a good one, there it was right in front of the window,there was at least 15 people taking shots of it,must be the most photographed bird in the north east
and rightly so.

glossy ibis

glossy ibis

birds of pray

most of these birds were photographed in captivity,the ones with out names are not identified as yet.

peregrine
red kite

golden eagle

SPARROWHAWK

TAKEN AT BIGWATERS

GOSHAWK

This bird was taken in on the borders of Scotland,

SCREECH OWL

SCREECH OWL

let me out

let me out

snowy owl

snowy owl

TRIP TO THE INNER FARNE

All photos were taken on the Inner farne Island on July of this year,this was my second trip to the Islands the first being to Staple Island last year.